HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE LOVED:
THE SCENICS PLAY THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
(complete album, live 1977-81)
FLAC lossless format, 386MB (virtually identical to CD quality, but files are only 1/2 as large.)
"Top 10 CDs of 2008" J Morgan, The Village Voice, NYC.
“Recorded live in trashy Toronto punk dives 1977/81...the best VU tribute album ever. The Scenics don't ape the Velvets, they enhance them” Jeffrey Morgan’s “Sizzling Platter of the Week".
MORE FREE ORIGINAL PROTOPUNK DOWNLOADS-
PUNK HAIKU 4 "I'M SET FREE" LIVE 1977:
You can feel their confidence as they move well beyond the structures of punk and pop and head into the mystic, building off the sound of Television and Wire and anticipating that of bands like Gang of Four... These songs truly are punk haikus, songs that burn hot with punk abrasiveness and irreverence, but with a fearless curiosity that concentrates poetic power in a few notes and choruses." Mike Wood, musicemissions.com
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PUNK HAIKU 3 "FACE IT AGAIN" LIVE 1977:
"It offers their first 3 gigs’ unveiling, and the amount of conception/ rehearsal they’d already invested shows in how together they are... From slower art rock (the previously unheard “I’m Sad”) to the faster neo-Modern Lovers verve of “Face It Again,” it reminds that the “Canada’s Velvet Underground” shorthand was a start in appraisal....but The Scenics had grander designs." NYC's The Big Takeover reviews "Face It Again"
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PUNK HAIKU 2 "SEE ME SMILE" Archival recordings 1977:
"Full of their arty, hypnotic songs... See Me Smile is amazing and places these guys higher on the list of important first/second wave punk bands...beyond essential 5/5" musicemissions.com
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PUNK HAIKU 1 "PROTO-SPUNK" Archival Recordings 1976-77
"To say that "Proto-Spunk 1976-77" is a must have is beyond redundant. The more that the Scenics release from the vaults the more it becomes obvious that punk history needs to be revised" Mike Wood
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